Society of European Affairs Professionals

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Lobbying Costs

25,000€ - 49,999€

Financial year: Jan 2023 - Dec 2023

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

1.8 Fte (9)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation


High-level Commission meetings


Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    Society of European Affairs Professionals   (SEAP)

    EU Transparency Register

    360457536314-69 First registered on 24 Oct 2019

    Goals / Remit

    SEAP is the Society of European Affairs Professionals, the recognised organisation of all EU public affairs professionals including those operating in trade associations, corporations, consultancies, not for profits and other representative bodies. SEAP operates a Code of Conduct/Professional Standards and represents European Affairs Professionals’ interests to the EU institutions since 1997.

    Our Vision: To advance the European affairs profession so that it will contribute to ever-better policy outcomes.

    Our Mission: To be the trust mark of the profession by setting and promoting standards of ethical conduct; To provide practical support and networking for members; To be an authoritative representative for the interests of the profession to the EU institutions, stakeholders and the public.

    Our Values: In pursuit of its Mission SEAP will uphold the Values of Integrity, Transparency, Accuracy, and Confidentiality.

    Main EU files targeted

    SEAP follows all initiatives related to the Regulation of Transparency and the Regulation of the professional activities of European affairs professionals. Currently, SEAP's activities are focused on:

    - Codes of Conduct in all EU Institutions;
    - Inter-Institutional Agreement on a Mandatory Register for Lobbyists;
    - Revolving doors;
    - Transparency and Access beyond the IIA;
    - Defence of Democracy Package;
    - Science and Technology in Public Affairs.


    Head Office
    Rue du Trône 60
    Brussels 1050
    EU Office
    Rue du Trône 60
    Brussels 1050


  • People

    Total lobbyists declared


    Employment timeLobbyists

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)


    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    All Lobbyists with EP accreditation over time

    0 accreditations were / are live (in bold) for the selected state of 16 Jul 2024

    Name Start date End Date
    Valentin CALFA 08 Oct 2022 07 Oct 2023

    Complementary Information

    SEAP is run by the eight members of its Board of Directors who work pro-bono for the association:

    Paul Varakas, President and Treasurer
    Emma Brown, Vice President
    Marco Baldoli
    Berislav Cizmek
    Natacha Clarac
    Yiannis Korkovelos
    Pierre Laffont
    Roxana Moldovan

    Furthermore, SEAP hires an Association Director to support the Board and to ensure the execution of the association's initiatives.

    Person in charge of EU relations

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

    Person with legal responsibility

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

  • Categories


    Trade unions and professional associations

  • Networking


    SEAP currently boasts a membership of around 260 individual public affairs professionals. SEAP is not formally a member of any other legal entity.

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Promotes their own interests or the collective interests of their members

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2023 - Dec 2023

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year

    25,000€ - 49,999€

    Major contributions in closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for closed year

    valentin calfa 10,000€ - 24,999€
    plux consulting 0€ - 10,000€

    Intermediaries for current year

    plux consulting

    Closed year Costs

    25,000€ - 49,999€

    Other financial info

    SEAP is financed exclusively by membership fees and possible additional support for the organisation of events.

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)


    Groups (European Parliament)


    Communication activities


    Other activities

    None declared

  • Meetings


    2 meetings found. Download meetings

    The list below only covers meetings held since November 2014 with commissioners, their cabinet members or directors-general at the European Commission; other lobby meetings with lower-level staff may have taken place, but the European Commission doesn't proactively publish information about these meetings. For more information about which commissioner is responsible for which portfolio, check out this link: All information below comes from European Commission web pages.

    1 July 2024: We have noted that some meetings are appearing in duplicate, ie. some meetings seem to be listed twice. This seems to be because the Commission changes some element of a meeting data after the meeting has first been listed, which causes LobbyFacts to register it as a new meeting. We are investigating further.

    • Date 08 Jun 2023 Location Brussels, Belgium
      Subject Impact of the measure of removing details of desk officers, policy assistants and other individuals working at the institution from the online database ‘EU Whoiswho’
      DG Secretariat-General
      • Ilze Juhansone (Secretary-General)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 11 Nov 2020 Location videoconference
      Subject Ongoing negotiations on a mandatory Transparency Register
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Věra Jourová
      Portfolio Values and Transparency
      • Renate Nikolay (Cabinet member)
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